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lished in said paper once in each week for six successive weeks [or other time, according to the statute or order], the first publication being on
day of and the last upon
day of 1991 [Jurat.]
[Signature.] FORM No. 425.
Affidavit of mailing.82 [Title of court and action.] [Venue.]
M. N., being duly sworn, says: 1. That he is (the managing clerk in the office of Q. R.] plaintiff's attorney herein, whose office is in the city of
II. That, on the day of
19 93 [which must be on or before the first day of publication'], deponent deposited in the post-office at [naming office designated in the orders] a copy of the summons, complaint, and order for publication, copies of which are hereto annexed, contained in a securely-closed and duly post-paid wrapper,
* directed to the defendant Y. Z. at [here
91 See pp. 362, 363, of this volume, Under N. Y. Code Civ. Pro., § 444, and Jenks v. Chicago, 48 m. 296 last clause, “proof of deposit in the (holding that the days mentioned may post-office, or of delivery, of a paper be presumed to be secular days), and required to be deposited or delivered Taylor v. Troconso, 76 N. Y. 599 by the provisions of this article, must (holding delivery to one of the papers be made by the affidavit of the person on the last day allowed for commenc who deposited or delivered it." ing publication, if not followed by its 93 State precise day. " On or about" publication therein till the next day, is not enough. Smith v. Rowe, 4 insufficient).
Monthly L. Bul. 60. An affidavit that showed publica Mailing before filing the order, tion commenced before the order was held an irregularity, amendable at made, held fatally defective, for it did any time, by filing nunc pro tunc. not show publication to have been in Barnard v. Heydrick, 49 Barb. 62, 2 pursuance of the judge's order. Hal Abb. Pr. (N. S.) 47; and as Brainerd lett v. Righters, 13 How. Pr. 43. t'. Heydrick, 32 How. Pr. 97.
A publication made on Sunday, 94 N. Y. Code Civ. Pro., $ 440. held, though void by statute, to yet 95 Omission to designate the postnot invalidate the service which, if office explicitly was held not fatal in regarded as beginning with the next Steinle v. Bell, 12 Abb. Pr. (N. S.) publication, was subsequently made in 171. a regular manner. Cleland v. Taver. It is not essential to state that the nier, 11 Minn. 194.
deposit was made in a United States 92 Omission to show mailing held a post-office, or that there was fatal defect. Thornmeyer 1. Sisson, munication by mail between the place 83 ni. 188; O'Rear v. Lazarus (Colo.), of deposit and the place to which the 9 Pac. Rep. 621; Butler v. Butler, 11 package was addressed. Sharp 0. Ala. 668; Collum v. Bank at Mobile, Daughney, 33 Cal. 505. 23 Ala. 797.
name the place and address specified in the ordero6— or, if several defendants were served, say], sets of copies of the summons, complaint, and order for publication, copies of which are hereto annexed, each contained in a securely-closed and duly postpaid wrapper, respectively directed to the several defendants hereinafter named, at the places and addresses below stated [here name each defendant so served, with the address used in the order and in mailing]. [Jurat.]
[Signature.] FORM No. 426.
Affidavit of service without the State.97 [Title of court and cause.] [Venue.]
A. B., being duly sworn, says that he is over the age of twentyone years and resides at
that on the 19 at [specify particular locality as in case of personal service within the State), in the city of
in the county of
and State of
he served the summons in this action upon Y. Z., one of the defendants named therein, by delivering to and leaving with said Y. Z. a copy of said summons together with a copy of the complaint in this action and a copy of the order98 for the service of said summons granted by Mr. Justice J. K., dated
; that the copy of said summons so delivered to and left with Y. Z. had a notice there unto appended of which a copy is hereunto annexed marked "A."
Deponent further says that he knew the person so served to be Y. Z. mentioned and described in said summons as a defendant in this action. [Jurat.]
96 Mailing addressed to a different place from that directed in the order, held fatal to the judgment. Smith v. Wells, 69 N. Y. 600.
The official certificate of the sheriff of another State is not sufficient proof of such service; his affidavit should be presented. Morrell v. Kimball, 4 Abb. Pr. 352.
97 See notes to Form 369, affidavit of personal service within the State.
98 Service is ineffective unless a copy of the order is also delivered. Ludden v. Degener, 14 App. Liv. 397, 43 N. Y. Supp. 908.
99 The official certificate of the sheriff of another State does not establish such service; his affidavit, properly certified, must be presented. Morrell v. Kimball, 4 Abb. Pr. 352.
EXAMINATION TO ASCERTAIN UNKNOWN OR ADDITIONAL
DEFENDANTS." [The power of the court and the practice are stated in connection with the general subject of Examination Before Trial, and before suit brought.)
FORMS. 427. Affidavit to obtain examination
fendants, in action to prevent of defendant, before service of
perversion of trust funds, and complaint, to enable plaintiff
to set aside corporate election. to bring in others as codefend 429. Another Form — to enable plainants,
tiff to bring in new codefend 428. Another Form -- to enable plain
ants in action to set aside extiff to frame complaint and pulsion irom stock exchange. name correctly unknown de
FORM No. 427. Affidavit to obtain examination of defendant, before service of complaint, to
enable plaintiff to bring in others as co-defendants.2
A. B., being duly sworn, says:
II. That this action was commenced [here state condition of the cause, for instance, thus] by the service of summons on the defendant Y. Z., on the day of
19 , but no 1 The examination cannot be had until the action has been commenced, prior to action brought, the testimony of an expected party may only be had to perpetuate testimony. See Matter of Tweedie Trading Co., 105 App. Div. 426, 94 N. Y. Supp. 167, 35 Civ. Pro. Rep. 6; Matter of Schlotterer, 105 App Div. 115, 93 N. Y. Supp. 895; Matter of Schoeller, 74 App. Div. 347, 77 N. Y. Supp. 614; Matter of Anthony, 42 App. Div. 66, 58 N. Y. Supp. 907. And see p. 534, su pra, on same subject. Matter of Weil, 25 App. Div. 173, 49 N. Y. Supp. 133, seems to have been overruled by the later decisions. In Matter of Schoeller, Hatch and O'Brien, JJ., dissenting, considered that both an expected party, and a person having the desired information, should be com. pelled to submit to an examination for the purpose of disclosing the name of the person against whom plaintiff's cause of action exists.
It was stated in Matter of Anthony, supra, that “ the proposed defendant must be definitely and not tentatively named in the affidavit, and that it must also be made to appear that the applicant has a cause of action against such specific person.” While this case has been severely criticized (Matter of Schoeller, supra), its authority has not been overturned; it would seem,
2 See page 534 of this volume as to reasons. Ziegler 1. Lamb, 5 App. examination before commencing ac Div. 47, 40 N. Y. Supp. 63; Orne t. tion.
Green, 74 App. Div. 404, 77 N. Y. 3 If not made by plaintiff, state
complaint has been served, nor has service of a copy been demanded.
III. That the names and residences of all the (present] parties to this action [uf any are unknown, add], so far as their names or residences can be ascertained, and the facts as to whether they have appeared by attorney or otherwise, or not, are as follows: PLAINTIFFS (appearing by Q. R., of
their attorney, whose address is
): A. B., of No. street, in the city of
and State of ; C. D., of the town of
and State of
DEFENDANTS: W. X., of [etc., as above], has appeared by S. T., of his attorney, whose office address is
; W. Y., of No. (etc., as above), has appeared in person ; Y. Z., of No. [etc., as above], has not appeared.
[Or, if very numerous, may more conveniently annex and refer to a tabular schedule.]
, county of
, county of
IV. That this action is brought [here state the nature of the action and the substance of the judgment demanded therein).
V. [If a resident of the State is to be required to attend in another county than that of his residence] That the said [name of defendant), whose examination is desired in
county, has an office for the regular transaction of business in person at No. street, in the town of
and said county."
[If a non-resident, and leave is desired to serve him in any other county than that where the order is to require him to attend for examination, state the reason.]
[Or where defendant is a corporation] That the defendant whose examination is required is a corporation, having its office at
That the names of the officers [or, directors]
therefore, that in applications after action commenced to join other defendants, they must be definitely identified by description (though tentatively named by a fictitious name in the summons), and that it must appear that a cause of action exists against the individual who fits the description. See Ziegler v. Lamb, 5 App. Div. 47, 40 N. Y. Supp. 65.
4 If the address of any party is not known, show ineffectual inquiry made to ascertain it. See Simmons 0.
Hazard, 65 Hun, 612, 20 N. Y. Supp. 508.
5 Code Civ. Pro., $ 886.
thereof, whose testimony is material and necessary for plaintiff in the prosecution of his case, are [naming theme and their residences.]
VI. That deponent does not know the names of the necessary defendants designated in the summons as John Doe and Richard Roe (and is not able to frame his complaint], and that it is necessary for him, in order to obtain knowledge of said names [and of the facts necessary to frame his complaint'] that he should have an order to examine the defendants above-named, so that he can obtain from them the information necessary for the purpose aforesaid.'
[Or, where plaintiff desires to join others as co-defendants] That the plaintiff intends to make other persons parties defendant to said action as soon as their names are ascertained, but plaintiff does not know the names of the said persons, and that the testimony of the defendant [name] is material and necessary to enable plaintiff to ascertain said names for the reason [stating reason.]
VII. [May add other facts to show a case within N. Y. Code Civ. Pro., S$ 870, 871.10]
[If it is necessary to examine or inspect the contents of corpor ate books and papers, they should be specified in the affidavit with the reasons for the necessity, and a direction to produce inserted in the order.11]
VIII. That no previous application for examination of said Y. Z. has been made herein [except, etc.!?]
6 N. Y. Code Civ. Pro., $ 872, authorizes examination of officers and directors, servants, agents, or ployees of a corporation. Reichmann v. Manhattan Co., 26 Hun, 433.
7 In such case the aflidavit must state the name of the officer or director of such corporation whose tes. timony is material and necessary. Williams r. W. U. Tel. Co., 47 N. Y. Super. Ct. 380.
8 See Chapter on Pleading for the rules and other forms as to examination to enable to plead.
9 Such an applicauon was sustained in Baas v. Pain, 24 N. Y. Supp. 500, 54 St. Rep. 80.
10 Before issue it is not necessary to express an intent to use the deposition upon the trial of the action. Brisbane v. Brisbane, 20 Hun, 48.
11 As an incident to an examination of the witness, an inspection of a corporation's books and papers may be compelled under an order for the ex amination of an officer. N. Y. Code Civ. Pro., § 872, subd. 7. But not un. less the party is a corporation. Mat. ter of Sands, 98 App. Div. 148, 90 N. Y. Supp. 749.
12 See p. 116 of this volume, paragraph 84, and also p. 170.